Where Curious and Open Minds Aspire

The Department of Educational Psychology trains the next generation of leaders in school and clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, learning and development, and educational statistics and measurement.

For more than 50 years, the department has focused on building multiculturally competent counselors and psychologists, and in 2013 it won the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Bersoff Presidential Cultural Award for its success in recruiting and graduating doctoral students from diverse backgrounds.

Our Programs

Undergraduate Options

Minor in Counseling

Counselors help individuals resolve personal and social problems. Although a minimum of a master’s degree is required to be a professional counselor, the helping skills and developmental perspectives that form the foundation of counseling are applicable to many professions. The Counseling minor is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology) or related fields such as school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling, social work, nursing, allied health professions.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 18 credits required for the minor, at least 9 of them in 300 level and above courses taken in residence at UWM. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor taken at UWM. The following courses are required:

Educational Psychology 212: Career Planning and Development
Educational Psychology 220: Positive Psychology applied to Culture, Learning and Development
Communication 350: Intercultural Communication OR
Communication 402: Gender and Communication
Educational Psychology 330: Introduction to Learning and Development OR Educational Psychology 640: Human Development: Theory and Research (U/G)
Counseling 403: Overview of Counseling Skills
Counseling 600: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (U/G)

Counseling Minor Program Sheet (PDF)

Undergraduate Courses

Want to make the most of your college experience? Need help choosing a major and setting your career path? Preparing for a career in one of the helping fields? Looking to improve your listening and coping skills?

Then you'll want to check out these exciting NEW course offerings from the Ed Psych Department for incoming Freshman and current undergrads!

Educational Psychology Undergraduate Course Offerings

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

Learning and Development MS - October 1, 2019
Learning and Development PhD - October 1, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement MS - October 1, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement PhD - October 1, 2019

Fall 2020

Counseling Psychology PhD - December 1*, 2019
School/Clinical Mental Health Counseling: MS - February 15*, 2020
School Psychology PhD - December 15*, 2019
School Psychology EdS - January 3*, 2020
Learning and Development MS - December 1, 2019
Learning and Development PhD - December 1, 2019
Educational Statistics and Measurement MS - February 15, 2020
Educational Statistics and Measurement PhD - February 15, 2020

*If date falls on a weekend, deadline will be the following Monday.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data Tables

Counseling Psychology PhD (PDF)

School Psychology Program PhD (PDF)

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

(414) 229-4721

Information Request Form

Questions about admissions?

Allison Hochmuth
Graduate Program Admissions Specialist
Office of Student Services
(414) 229-4599

Frequently Asked Questions About Applying for the Educational Psychology PhD Program (PDF)

Mailing Address

School of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Shipping Address

Department of Educational Psychology
Enderis Hall 709
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211-3159